San Pietro (1946)/Let There Be Light (1945)
Classics at the Browning: Cinema Classics
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:00 PM
San Pietro (1945)
Directed by John Huston
Not Rated, 33 minutes
Commissioned by the US Army, John Huston’s documentary of
the Allied effort to take Italy was rejected by the military for its candid
portrayal of the battle’s grueling toll.
Let There Be Light
Directed by John Huston
Not Rated, 58 minutes
Banned for years and originally shown with a poor quality
soundtrack, Let There Be Light
chronicles the physical and emotional effects of war then known as shellshock
and battle fatigue, now recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
through the experiences of soldiers at VA hospitals. Confiscated by the Army
Signal Corps and suppressed by the military for its disturbing content, it eventually
premiered at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.
Crossing New Spaces
Department of Film, Television and Theatre
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 PM
A showcase of scenes from plays performed by Dr. Anton Juan's acting students, all of whom are majoring in subjects other than theatre.
Note: Admission to this event is free but requires a ticket. If you reserve tickets for this event, you must claim your tickets 15 minutes prior to the start of the event or else your tickets may be redistributed to other patrons.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
New at the Browning
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:30 PM
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Rated PG-13, 142 minutes
Format: DCP (Digital)
This event is sold out. A standby line for tickets will begin one hour prior to the event. If any tickets are not claimed 15 minutes prior to event start time, they will be redistributed to those waiting in standby.
A special advance screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which is based on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and twenty-seven years in prison before becoming President of South Africa and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (Prometheus, The Wire) stars as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris (Skyfall) stars as Winnie Mandela, with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boelyn Girl) directing.
Panel discussion to follow screening.
Collegium Musicum Fall Concert
Department of Music
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 8:30 PM
The Collegium Musicum presents its fall concert. The program will include Monteverdi’s a-cappella Missa In illo tempore (based on Gombert’s motet) from his landmark 1610 Vespers, along with other motets associated with Mantua.
Family friendly, all ages are welcome.
The Met: Live in HD
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:00 PM
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1:00 PM
Verdi’s brilliant final masterpiece Falstaff has its first new Met production in nearly 50 years, conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Carsen. Ambrogio Maestri sings the iconic basso buffo role of Sir John Falstaff, the boorish, blustery character originally seen in Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Merry Wives of Windsor. Angela Meade is Alice Ford, one of many objects of Falstaff’s affection, and Stephanie Blythe is the sharp-tongued Mistress Quickly in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, Paolo Fanale in his Met debut as Fenton, and Franco Vassallo as Ford. The International Herald Tribune praised Carsen’s staging, first seen at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, as a “production of eye-catching ingenuity.”
Running Time: 3:20
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